Oh it is so nice to be doing this again. I had hoped that there will be a bake-a-long for the Baking Bible so I was super excited that it is really happening and it is finally here!!! I have to admit part of me is feeling a bit overwhelmed at the thought of baking through 108 recipes of the book (counting from the table of contents' page). But then I remembered that I did bake through Rose's Heavenly Cakes which has 94 recipes. So I should be able to do this again!
Thank you Marie for hosting this again and thank you Rose for supporting/sponsoring our adventure. Virtual wave to all the former HCB-er/Beta Bakers and hello to new members. If you haven't bake much of Rose's recipes, you will find that it is difficult to go back to other recipes, as Rose's instructions is really detailed and tasted delicious.
Now Marie really started with a bang, the first recipe being the cover recipe. This is not a difficult pastry to make. The total time is 6 hours but most of the work is at the beginning: melting the butter, making the dough, the butter block, and the first turn. After the first turn, it is pretty much requires only very little hands-on time.